Surestream Academy and Support Battalion are leading proceedings in regional second-tier football leagues for the South and Central with 40 points and 35 points respectively.
Surestream lead the 23-member table on superior goal aggregate to second-placed Max Bullets who have played 18 games, two more than the Peter Mponda-led side.
Cobbe Barracks and Bvumbwe Research are third and fourth on 38 points apiece, while being separated by, again, goal aggregate. Chanco anchor the table on seven points from seven matches.
In the Chipiku Central Region League (CRFL), the first-round race will be decided this weekend, among contenders such as leaders Support, Mchinji Boma Stars, Dedza Young Soccer, Hard Knockers and Kasungu Medicals who occupy second, third, fourth and fifth places respectively.
CRFL fixtures secretary Frankie Kalilombe wrote that “Hard Knockers and Dedza Young Soccer have mathematical realistic chances of winning the honours as they have two games to wind up the fixtures.”
He added: “The only Hard Knockers’ challenge is that, they will finish with away games while Dedza Young Soccer have an edge advantage of using home ground advantage. The latter will finish both games at home.”
The Dedza fixture against Ntchisi Wanderers, which was abandoned fortnight ago after they played only four minutes with instruction from LDFL chair Dean Josiah Banda, will be replayed on Sunday.